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Jan 16, 2013 10:00am EST
, the hardworking men and women who play vital roles supporting our farmers, innovating for our technology companies, creating businesses on their own all of them, our nation relies on immigrants. we have to find a way through the partisan gridlock to enact meaningful change to immigration laws, and that should include a path to citizenship. tackling this complex issue let's get away from partisan symbolism. let's uphold the fundamental values of family, hard work, and fairness. so next month we are going to begin this national discussion, the full judiciary committee, with public hearings. i know i'm going to hear a lot of different views on this, but i hope in the end we can honor those who came before us from distant lands in search of freedom and opportunity. i wonder with the attitude of some today if when my grandparents came to vermont from italy, whether they would have been allowed to become citizens, or my great grandparents when they came from ireland to vermont, whether they would have been allowed to become citizens. or my wife's parents when he they came to vermont from canada whether
Jan 22, 2013 10:00am EST
there are proper safeguards for the cracking technology. make sure this reservoir of inexpensive gas does not undercut the addition of renewables to our energy portfolio. solar, wind, geothermal. dership on these technologies for a balanced energy portfolio and ultimately to reduce our carbon footprint. at each step, we should be looking to enhance energy conservation, because the cheapest kilowatt hour is one that you don't have to generate. we should have a 10-year glide path in support of renewable energy. the wind energy industry has already signaled its reaccept tift just giving it enough time to come to scale and then stand on its own. it's such a good idea we should do the same thing for the petroleum industry. after 100 years, the most profitable commodity on the planet is mature and will be able to survive and even thrive without additional tax incentives. finally, and most important, we should have the federal government lead by example. the department of energy's management of four large marketing agency should be the gold standard for integrating renewables into the grid, upgr
Jan 22, 2013 1:00pm EST
of us because the younger generations are seeing the technological replays of the unborn and know that it's more than a mass of tissue. they're standing in greater numbers on behalf of life as is every one of us who are speaking here today. may god bless this nation as we seek to protect the unborn. mr. smith: thank you very much, mr. pearce. for that very moving statement. i now yield to dr. andy harris, the gentleman from maryland. mr. harris: thank you very much. and i want to thank the gentleman from new jersey for taking a pause every year to let us review what happened 40 years ago and what's happened since. because 40 years ago, obviously the supreme court decided it was no longer the state's prerogative to decide what laws could regulate abortion and we know some of the consequences of that. we know we have third trimester abortions, we have abortions for sex selection. we have abortions without the consent or even the notification of parents when nye nors are involved. that's the -- minors are involved. that's the path we've gone down. but the majority leader says much ha
Jan 21, 2013 12:00pm EST
to the needs of our time. we must harvest new ideas and technology that we make our government, revamp our tax cuts come reform our schools, and empower our citizens with the skills they need to work harder and learn more and retire. but -- and reach higher. while the means change, the purpose and doors. a nation that rewards the effort and determination of each and every american, that is what this we believe every citizen deserves a measure of dignity. we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care. we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and invested in the generation that will build its future. we remember the lessons of our past. twilight years were spent in poverty. a tablet disability had nowhere to turn. we do not believe that freedom is reserved for the lucky or happiness for the few. we recognize that men matter how responsibly we live our lives any one of us at any of our times may face a job loss or a home slipped away in a terrible storm. the commitments we make to each other do not zap our nation, th
Jan 18, 2013 9:00am EST
leaders, to firearms owners and enthusiasts, technology experts and gun- safety advocates, from retailers to mental health professionals, members of the clergy victims of gun violence, and members of the entertainment industry. the positions we had were frank, wide-ranging, and includes a, and a consensus is clear. if there is even one thing that we can do to reduce this pilot, if there is even one life can be saved, then we have an obligation to try. this publication is what drove the administration to propose a range of legislative remedies, along with 23 executive actions to end mass shootings and prevent gun violence. on wednesday the president signed directives putting a number of these proposals into action. others will require legislation that will soon be introduced in congress, and which we hope will receive timely consideration. at every level of the administration, particularly within justice, i colleagues and i will continue to do everything in our power to maximize and keep our people safe in cities, the guards, and school secure. where not going to be able to do this alone.
Jan 17, 2013 10:00am EST
, that's equipment, that's support, it's technology. it's a focus on a regular basis that domestic terrorism is as important as international terrorism. you almost have to take all your clothes off to get on an airplane. one guy had a bomb in his shoe and now all of us, years later, are still taking our shoes off. that's fine. i want to be safe on an airplane. i like to be safe walking in my neighborhood as well, and all of our children. so we can't do what we need to do without serious focused federal support, and that's what the commission is about. 9/11 commission told us what we needed to be doing to be safe in the air. we also need that same kind of response for safe on the ground. so that's the one answer. congressman holt, to your question. i think one of the reasons -- i do not believe that americans are that much more prone to violence. i don't think that philadelphiaans are that much more murderous than many other folks. but when you have almost as many guns as you have people in this country invariablely, they end up in the hands of folks who should not have them. we tri
Jan 17, 2013 1:00pm EST
it is apple, facebook, for my part of the country for we are producing breakthroughs in medical technology. and we are pleased of massive liquidity. -- we are a place of massive liquidity. america is still inherently entrepreneurial. we still have people willing to take risks for the opportunity for themselves and the people they employ. the one thing that makes people concerned is our fiscal house, and the fact that we are on a totally unsustainable path, and that if we stay of this path we will essentially bankrupt our future and our children's future and reduce our standard of living. how do we resolve this? how do we get the one deal, as the foreign minister of australia said? it appears the big bang approach, which was a comprehensive agreement that we put together by the congress, and then was picked up, will not be the way it happens. there will be a trend here, chunk there. we have seen this happening as we have gone over the past two years where we had the events of august 2011 with the budget control act, which produced a very substantial deficit reduction effort in the area of d
Jan 15, 2013 10:00am EST
you have. we have so much technology. it is unreal to spend all this money on the military and to say by cutting the military we can take that money and do our infrastructure with that. guest: i respectfully disagree with the overall analysis there. i think the alternatives and ideas i have presented with respect to the military are valid. they really would help us. i'm not saying we should focus on medicare and medicaid and social security reforms to the exclusion of looking at the military. this is in a sound bite type of argument we are having. i think everything has to be on the table. i represent the congressional district that has the highest concentration of menan and women in the country in uniform as well as defense contractors. that could be considered a controversial position. is essentialing and needed and must be done. this is what has to be done. reform of the military. that is part of it. reducing overseas bases has to be part of it. host: jean in new york. caller: good morning. thank you for c-span. 75 years spending with the pentagon. i agree 100% with the previous ca
Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm EST
in the country since the boston big dig. but when you see this thing, you will be blown away by the technological innovation and the quality of that work. mike, in the front row, is partnering with indiana to build a $2.5 billion pair of bridges crossing from indiana into louisville. and mike told me a month ago when they opened the bids on the design built proposal that will build the ken if you canny, one of the two bridges, they got a very pleasant surprise about a 10% savings, 90 million. instead of a 900--plus-million project. let's hear it for mike hancock. [applause] >> mike is going to be our incoming president. curt was our president has yesterday. secretary lahood joined governor snyder and curt to dedicate this facility last july. and -- the heaviest border crossing the u.s. has with either mexico or canada is detroit-windsor and the canadians are going to finance this facility. but it's going to dramatically improve the flow between the auto industry and those two population centers and detroit. and i see joe macdonald. has been receiving the tapanzee bridge in new york a few months a
Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm EST
? for all the infrastructure? for the environment? for climate? for science? for technology? we are getting the government. this is the hard truth. what is going to happen in two months is to solidify this. nobody is speaking out for the government. we're talking of protecting the few entitlements -- that is the rearguard action. do not kill everything. but we'll squeeze into nothing. you are absolutely right -- the top cannot pay. they have been given every way to get their money out tax-free. it is trillions of dollars that have been lost, in addition to what has been wasted. [applause] >> it is about to get fun. if i can get some quick responses -- i want to come to you. jeffrey sachs said a moment ago -- there is a bipartisan consensus that the port chester not matter. they end up being more and more invisible -- the port just do not matter. they end up being more and more invisible. talk about a guy like in johnson who in doing what he did make it clear that he knew he was writing off the south for the next 30 years of pushing the programs he pushed, the war on poverty, the civil right
Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm EST
where i was going to call it skipe, but it's the new technology as uvo. i talk to all these kids in my district, my part of the county, about things that are going on in congress. i was telling them about this particular piece of legislation that was going to come before the congress tomorrow and tell them that the senate had actually not passed a budget in almost four years. they said, how could that be? isn't there anything you can do to force that? i said, we're going to try tomorrow and it's unfortunate it has to come to that. whatever kind of budget the senate would pass, obviously the house republicans would very vehemently disagree with it. however, it's a way to begin a negotiation. where you're not negotiating with yourself. i think most folks, whatever business you might be involved in or a government entity or your own household, a budget is a blueprint, it is a blueprint for a path forward to your spending try ortiz and how you proceed. -- priorities and how you proceed. i appreciate all the work done by my colleagues on ways and means on this as an important piece of legis
Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm EST
programs are inadequate to the needs of our time. so we must harness new ideas and technology to remake our government, revamp our tax code, reform our schools, and empower our citizens with the skills they need to work harder, learn more, reach higher. but while the means will change, our purpose endures: a nation that rewards the effort and determination of every single american. that is what this moment requires. that is what will give real meaning to our creed. we, the people, still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity. we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit. but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future.(applause) our past, when twilight years were spent in poverty and parents of a child with a disability had nowhere to turn. we do not believe that in this country freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few. responsibly we live our lives, any one of us at any
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